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Gaining confidence in models of experiments in existing buildings

Hand, Jon and Kim, Jae Min and Woo, Kyunghun (2011) Gaining confidence in models of experiments in existing buildings. In: Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011. International Building Performance Simulation Association.

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Abstract

A recent project between the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and Samsung Construction in Seoul highlighted a number of issues related to the creation of models targeted at matching observations and predictions via short term experiments within existing high performance buildings. High performance buildings often include complex sections which are difficult to represent with wholebuilding models. This paper will report on the influence of the level of model geometric and constructional detail on medium term performances and fit to short term experimental data. Methodologies for the design of ad-hoc experiments and models is needed for buildings with extreme details. The authors discuss user directed explorations of performance data during calibration phases as well as methods which increase confidence in models.

Item type: Book Section
ID code: 40075
Keywords: modelling, building simulation model, high performance buildings, building energy simulation, confidence, experiments, existing buildings, Mechanical engineering and machinery, Building construction, Computational Mechanics, Building and Construction, Modelling and Simulation
Subjects: Technology > Mechanical engineering and machinery
Technology > Building construction
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2012 14:06
Last modified: 06 Sep 2014 20:00
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/40075

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